tectactoe (1441) - Michigan, USA - NOV 11, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: NOV 12, 2013 Tap: muddled, swampy marsh brown with a beige-ish head that reduced quickly to a film. Aroma is mild nuts, woodsiness, light caramel apple, a touch if grape, & some faint cocoa powder. Surprisingly mild aroma for an almost 10%-er. Taste is light graininess, rye bread, toast, light nuts, a hint of plums & dark fruit esters, & some warm caramel. Alcohol is pretty warm, edges on acetone-like at times. Dry, rye-like finish with heavily toasted bread, light cocoa powder, nuts, & faint woodiness. Not bad... Admittedly, I’m just not a huge fan of the style to begin with.
RexTalionis (2334) - FINLAND - JUL 2, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 12 oz. Pours dark brown in color with a tan head. Bready, sweet malty and somewhat fruity notes in aroma. Toffee, dark fruits and caramel sweetness in taste. Quite good.
sudomorph (490) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12fl bottle. Pours a clear ruby/caramel with a thin ring of a head and nice legs. Aroma has big notes of caramel, brown sugar, and dark fruits. Taste is sweet with caramel, dark fruits, and a bit of alcohol warmth and taste. Medium-full body with a medium carbonation. Smooth texture in the mouth. Almost syrupy but not quite. Overall a nice Scotch ale. Big caramel and dark fruits with a touch of alcohol. Very smooth texture.
blklab2007 (1939) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle poured a cola brown in color with a thin coating of tan head. Aroma has sweet malt, caramel, and dark sweet fruit. Mouth feel is medium light and the carbonation a bit low. Flavor has a big rich malted side, creeping bitterness, chocolate, dark fruit, and some heat on the finish.
vipinvelp (2046) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - JUN 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark ruby red with small lacing light brown foam ring. Aroma is light caramel, light smokey charcoal, kind of complex. Taste little smokey, with little bitter aftertaste. All is little which makes this a good beer. (Madrid 201406)
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mstrcrwly (231) - New York, USA - JUN 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle poured into a tulip glass..dark cinnamon pour with an off white head..aroma of plums,cherries,caramel..has a sweet and sour taste..more carbonated than expected, but still very good.
migajos (146) - Warsaw, POLAND - MAY 31, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Way too sweet for me. That makes it hard to drink. Thats the main disadvantage. On other hand, it’s very complex. Sugary, raisiny, dark-fruity, havy flavours. Very full body. Not my style though.
hirigalzkar (2225) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 24, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Nice creamy head. Sweet, fruity and slightly spiced. Notes of dried fruit, vanilla, milk chocolate and clove. Creamy light mouthfeel.
finol (2091) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours redish brown with a nice head.
Sweet aroma of fudge and red berries.
Smooth with a taste of fudge, chocolate and dark fruits.
TET (1544) - FINLAND - MAY 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A very dark brown beer with a medium and yelloiwsh beige head. The nose of dry wood, toffee, sweet and red berries, some chocolate and smoke. Taste with same elements that were in the aroma, some toffee, fresh wood, chocolate, low bitterness, also hint of smoke in the end. Medium bodied, quite smooth and nice to drink. Lots of elements and nothing is bothering but still not very inspirating. The good beer, anyway.
tricksta_p (874) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - APR 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma of sweet malts, caramel, dark fruits, raisins, some figs. Flavour is malty caramel sweetness, slight candy sugar, some dark fruits. Manages to hide its alcohol well.